LUXURY SLOVENIA TOURS

Introduction to Slovenia
(5 Days)
Ljubljana with Lake Bled, the Julian Alps & Brda

Food & Wine Tour of Slovenia
(7 Days)
Ljubljana with Lake Bled & the Julian Alps, Portoroz with Brda & Piran

MULTI-COUNTRY TOURS

Best of Slovenia & Venice
(9 Days)
Ljubljana with Lake Bled & the Julian Alps, Portoroz with Piran & Brda, Venice

Best of Croatia, Slovenia & Istria
(12 Days)
Zagreb, Ljubljana & Lake Bled, Portoroz, Brda, Piran, Bale, Plitvice Lakes National Park

Culinary Tour of Slovenia & Croatia
(12 Days)
Ljubljana & Lake Bled, Istria, Split, Dubrovnik

Active Tour of Slovenia & Croatia
(10 Days)
Ljubljana & Lake Bled, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik

Highlights of Slovenia & Austria
(9 Days)
Ljubljana with Lake Bled & the Julian Alps, Salzburg, Vienna

Ljubljana, Salzburg & Munich
(10 Days)
Ljubljana with Lake Bled & the Julian Alps, Salzburg & Salzkammergut, Munich

Journey through Slovenia, Croatia & Montenegro
(16 Days)
Ljubljana & Lake Bled, Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Split & Hvar, Dubrovnik, Montenegro

Active Tour of Slovenia & Croatia

(10 Days – Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Ljubljana & Lake Bled, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik

This private luxury tour of Slovenia and Croatia is perfect for travelers who like to be active. It includes the most beautiful destinations in both countries, as well as the top hotels, touring of the most interesting local historical and cultural sites, and active pursuits on land and water.

Begin in Ljubljana, the charming capital of Slovenia. During private touring, explore the Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture in the historic center; enjoy a boat ride on the Ljubljanica River, which flows through the city; visit Ljubljana Castle for panoramic views over the capital from a forested hilltop; tour the National Gallery of Slovenia; browse local markets and shops; and enjoy leisure time to relax at local cafes and restaurants. Enjoy a private excursion to the beautiful Julian Alps. At iconic Lake Bled, ride in a private pletna (flat-bottomed wooden boat) to a tiny island with a picturesque church and bell tower. Also see Bled Castle, which perches atop rocky cliffs overlooking the water. Continue to Lake Bohinj, a picture-perfect mountain lake surrounded by the rocky peaks of Triglav National Park. Perhaps opt for a scenic walk on a lakeside trail, or ride a cable car for incredible bird's-eye views over the lake and mountains.

Next, visit Plitvice Lakes National Park, a beautiful region of turquoise lakes and cascading waterfalls among forested hills that's been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stay at a hotel with access to a little-visited section of the park, and enjoy plenty of time for hiking amongst both the Upper and Lower lakes.

Continue to the ancient city of Split. Enjoy private touring of Diocletian's Palace, one of the most impressive Roman ruins in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With your private guide, walk through this living archaeological site, and see highlights such as the Peristyle, the Cathedral of Saint Domnius and the bell tower.

Next, transfer by private boat to Hvar, one of the most beautiful and sunniest islands in the Adriatic Sea. Enjoy a full day of hiking through fruit orchards, olive groves and vineyards to Malo Grablje, an atmospheric abandoned village high in the hills, and enjoy lunch at its picturesque taverna. During leisure time, explore Hvar Town, a picturesque collection of stone buildings around a natural harbor with crystal clear water, including highlights such as the Arsenal and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Perhaps also learn about local lace-making traditions or climb to a hilltop fortress for panoramic views over the town and waterfront.

Next, transfer to Dubrovnik, stopping en route on the island of Korcula. Explore the narrow streets and small squares of medieval Korcula Town, which has Greek and Venetian roots. See architectural and cultural highlights such as the Marco Polo House and Cathedral of St. Mark. Then tour the Peljesac peninsula. Enjoy private wine tastings at local wineries, and meet a local oyster farmer and sample some fresh seafood.

Continue to Dubrovnik, a beautiful historic city overlooking the Adriatic Sea. With your expert private guide, explore the highlights of the Old City of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with medieval city walls, white limestone streets, and well-preserved Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture. Walk atop the ramparts, visit historic palaces and monasteries, and explore the most interesting neighborhoods and backstreets. Also browse for unique crafts, olive oil and other Croatian specialties at local shops. Enjoy an afternoon of sea kayaking or hiking on Lokrum, a forest-covered island and nature reserve that includes a botanical garden, saltwater swimming hole, old fort and the atmospheric ruins of a former Benedictine monastery. Another day, enjoy a private boat excursion to the rural Elaphiti Islands, stopping at small coves and beaches to swim in the Adriatic, enjoy stand up paddleboarding, or walk through the fragrant forests of pine and cypress.

This tour can be further customized to include additional time in Croatia or neighboring countries such as Italy, Slovenia and Montenegro.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Arrive Ljubljana, Slovenia

Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights. Afternoon private walking tour

Day 2

Ljubljana, Lake Bled & Julian Alps

Full-day private excursion, including option for hiking

Day 3

Ljubljana – Plitvice Lakes National Park

Private transfer to hotel for 1 night. Afternoon begin exploring the park

Day 4

Plitvice Lakes National Park – Split

Morning hiking in Plitvice Lakes National Park. Afternoon private transfer to Split for 1 night

Day 5

Split – Hvar

Morning private city tour. Afternoon private boat transfer to Hvar for 2 nights

Day 6

Hvar

Full-day private touring and hiking on Hvar Island

Day 7

Hvar – Dubrovnik

Private transfer to Dubrovnik for 3 nights, with touring of Korcula and Peljesac Peninsula en route

Day 8

Dubrovnik

Morning private walking tour. Afternoon private sea kayaking to Lokrum Island

Day 9

Dubrovnik & Elaphiti Islands

Full-day private boat excursion

Day 10

Depart Dubrovnik

Private airport transfer


Hotels
Ljubljana:

InterContinental Ljubljana

Plitvice Lakes: Fenomen Plitvice
Split: Park Hotel Split
Hvar: Palace Elisabeth
Dubrovnik: Villa Dubrovnik

Cost
$16,440

Per person (double occupancy)

LUXURY SLOVENIA TOURS

Introduction to Slovenia
(5 Days)
Ljubljana with Lake Bled, the Julian Alps & Brda

Food & Wine Tour of Slovenia
(7 Days)
Ljubljana with Lake Bled & the Julian Alps, Portoroz with Brda & Piran

MULTI-COUNTRY TOURS

Best of Slovenia & Venice
(9 Days)
Ljubljana with Lake Bled & the Julian Alps, Portoroz with Piran & Brda, Venice

Best of Croatia, Slovenia & Istria
(12 Days)
Zagreb, Ljubljana & Lake Bled, Portoroz, Brda, Piran, Bale, Plitvice Lakes National Park

Culinary Tour of Slovenia & Croatia
(12 Days)
Ljubljana & Lake Bled, Istria, Split, Dubrovnik

Active Tour of Slovenia & Croatia
(10 Days)
Ljubljana & Lake Bled, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik

Highlights of Slovenia & Austria
(9 Days)
Ljubljana with Lake Bled & the Julian Alps, Salzburg, Vienna

Ljubljana, Salzburg & Munich
(10 Days)
Ljubljana with Lake Bled & the Julian Alps, Salzburg & Salzkammergut, Munich

Journey through Slovenia, Croatia & Montenegro
(16 Days)
Ljubljana & Lake Bled, Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Split & Hvar, Dubrovnik, Montenegro

Testimonials

What a gem Slovenia is. The mountains and lakes are spectacular, and we had a great time just wandering around Ljubljana. The people were so friendly, the food was delicious, and we really enjoyed connecting with our guide, who did a great job of opening up the local culture and history for us.
~S.L., Boston, MA

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